Numerology refers to the mystical connection between a number and a set of personality traits or events. Similar to the associations with a zodiac sign or the markings present on your palm, the numbers associated with your life can reveal a great deal about who you are and what to expect in the future.
Numbers and numerical patterns can be found in a number of different areas of your life. This could be a recurring number that you are seeing regularly, an association with your birthdate, the time of your birth, the year of a major event in your life, the current year, an address, a phone number, the numerology associated with your name, or so much more.
How Does It Work?
By breaking these numbers down to the basics, you can reveal interesting information. To do this, you must add up the digits of a number. For example, the year 2017 that we are just leaving behind us, 2+0+1+7=10, 10 can be further simplified, 1+0=1. This shows that 2017 was a ‘1’ year, and predictions for the year were based on associations with the number 1.
While most numbers should be simplified down to a single digit, there are a few that carry additional meaning. Known as ‘Master Numbers,’ these are two-digit numbers that are repetitive. Many experts associate this meaning only with the numbers 11 and 22, although some practitioners will extend the meaning to any repeated digit number such as 33, 44, or 55. These numbers are said to carry enormous power and potential, and should not be overlooked.
What Does Numerology Say About 2018?
Looking into the numerology of 2018, it is exciting to see that we are working with a Master Number, the number 11 (2+0+1+8=11). This can all be simplified down further to a 2 (1+1=2). As with any other Master Number year, this means that 2018 will carry the energies from both numbers.
With the year specifically being a number 11 year, that is a repetitive 1. The number 1 is associated with powerful male energy, which will only be further enhanced by the repetition. Strong, bold and powerful, it is a time of empowerment, change, and enlightenment. The addition of the 2 energy, associated with strong female energy, creates an incredible balance, making the year even more exciting. This year will be one of polar extremes and balance, filled with both significant challenges and extreme celebration, heart-breaking darkness, and soul inspired light. Throughout the year try to keep this balance in mind. For example, if you are facing a time of trial remember that a time of accomplishment and success will soon follow.
Your Personal Year Number
The study of your personal year number refers to the association between your birth date and the year 2018. It looks at the energies and vibrations associated with the day you are born, energies that influence you directly as a person, and how they will combine with the incredible power of this Master Number year.
To begin with, you will need to calculate your personal year number. Begin by working through your own birthdate. For example, October (10) 31st can be broken down into 1+0+3+1=5. If at this stage you get a double number (such as 21 or 36) wait to simplify it further, that step will come. Add the number from your birthdate to the number 11. In my example, 5+11=16. This is the point where you will further simplify it for your single digit number, 1+6=7. Thus, if you were born on October 31st, 2018 would be a personal number 7 year for you.
Once you have figured out your personal year number, read on to discover what it reveals:
Personal Number 1
A strong and dominant male number, 2018 is going to be a year of growth, change, and development. If you have considered trying something new or making significant changes in your life, this is the year to consider these new ventures seriously. For example, you may be considering a change of career, moving to a new state or returning to school. This is the start of something great, so don’t stress yourself on completing your change in 2018 – consider this merely the beginning. Lay the foundation and ensure that all the details are in line and prepared for the good things that are to come.
Personal Number 2
The year 2018 is going to be all about the relationships and connections in your life. This is a year of cooperation, teamwork, and harmony, so start assessing where you stand with various people. If you are currently experiencing strained relationships, this is the time to patch it up and make amends. Stay open-minded to meeting new people throughout the year, as you may discover some of your closest connections in life. Partnering up with others is the key this year to move you forward on the path to success as well as to continue to develop the best version of yourself.
Personal Number 3
Creativity will be your driving force throughout 2018. If you have been considering a new project or creative outlet, this is the year to get started. From journaling, writing and blogging to painting, sketching, or creating music – the world is your playground. Don’t hold back from expressing your emotions through your art, as this will be your greatest source of inspiration. Not only will you create amazing things that will appeal to others and potentially make a difference in the world around you, but it will also allow you to work through your own thoughts and feelings, opening your eyes to a new level of self-discovery.
Personal Number 4
Buckle down and put your all into 2018 and you will achieve great things. This is a time of hard work, responsibility, and discipline; however, it is also going to be a year of great opportunities. If you’ve been mulling over some ideas for projects this year, it is time to really get down to it and dedicate yourself to making it happen. This is going to be a year that will require your blood, sweat, and tears, so don’t think it’s going to be easy and painless, but the rewards that will follow will be well worth the work that you invest.
Personal Number 5
Be prepared for a year of excitement, adventure, change, and unpredictability. If you are able to embrace the unexpected, this year could be one of great fun and entertainment. The key will be letting go of control and going with the flow. You have worked incredibly hard for the past few years, with few breaks or downtime. Embrace this ‘time off’ to just experience life. If you have considered traveling, this is your year! Take the time to discover new places, try new things and meet new people.
Personal Number 6
The year 2018 has two important focuses for you: your health and your family. If your family has been dealing with any challenges, rifts or drama, mending these family wounds should be a top priority. Reconnect with a family member that you may have lost touch with, put old hurts behind you and create the strong bond that family is meant to represent. This is also a time to focus on your own personal well-being. Step back and assess how you are taking care of yourself at this time, including your physical activity, sleep patterns, and eating habits. What can you improve upon throughout the course of this year? You will find that 2018 is the year that can accomplish great change in this area.
Personal Number 7
You are about to embark on a serious journey of self-discovery. This will be a year of self-awareness, contemplation and personal growth. This will not always be easy or comfortable, as introspection may reveal some hard to hear truths about yourself. Rather than allowing it to hurt you or tear you down, take this as a learning opportunity and a chance to improve. If you have considered learning something new, this is a year of great knowledge. Try learning a new language, picking up a new hobby, returning to school or learning to play a musical instrument. Though this year will, at times, be stressful and challenging trying to find a balance between your personal growth efforts and the things in life that bring you happiness.
Personal Number 8
You have been working HARD these last few years – experiencing significant changes, facing big challenges, stepping out of your comfort zone and all while focusing on the idea that the light is at the end of the tunnel. This year is that light. The year 2018 will be one of manifestation, reward, recognition, and respect. You have set your sights on some incredible goals and dreams, and this year you will begin to see all of that hard work paying off. Allow yourself to enjoy the success and celebrate with loved ones, as you have earned all that you are receiving, however, don’t’ get so swept up in it that you lose sight of the bigger picture. Keep pressing forward, you’re on the right path.
Personal Number 9
This will mark a year of closure, completion, transformation, and endings. It could be that you are working to wrap up something in your life or close a door that you have previously travelled through but struggled to let go of. If there are areas in your life that are no longer working to move you forward, accomplish new heights and be the best you that you can be, it is time to release them. Free yourself from negativity, toxic relationships, suffocating situations and anything that is holding you back from achieving great things. This is a powerful year, so don’t take it lightly, however, it is also going to be a personally challenging year. Be gentle with yourself, and put a focus on self-care.